Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pufferfish Cake

For Sean's birthday, I bought this cake in Chinatown.

Isn't it awesome? I didn't even bother to ask what it tastes like. Even the box it came in is cool.

We thought it'd be really funny if it turned out to be durian flavored, but it turned out to be something angel food cake-like.

There was fruit inside (pineapple, grape, apple, and unidentified others), and the layer that looks like fruit in the photo turned out to mango flavored custard (or maybe more like jello). Yummy.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Gym Is Closing!

This post is 100% pure whine. My gym is closing at the end of the month -- just two weeks notice! And I'm very sad about the whole thing. What will I do when it's gone?! Reasons why my gym is awesome:

1.) Conveniently located between our apartment and the train station.

2.) Reasonably priced (including towel service and all the group classes).

3.) Sean and I get to be gym buddies every day.

4.) Nice facilities, always clean locker room, never really crowded, no sign-ups for cardio machines, no waiting for a shower. [These features are probably not unrelated to the reasons for their closing.]

5.) People working there are friendly (some even knew my name) and a relaxed (non-douche-y) atmosphere.

6.) Little things: the big bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the shower stalls (and, yes, I used them -- I'm too lazy to tote my own product); hair dryers and lotion too; the translucent glass shower stall doors (curtains inevitably lead to someone ripping the curtain opening while you're inside showering); and probably a lot of things that I'm forgetting but will remember and shake my fist about when I'm working out somewhere else.

And now it I will probably have to migrate to the further away women-only gym and Sean will have to go back to the university gym. Sigh.